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. they are michelle field, and alan west, you know their faces, get ready for them to get in liberal's faces, by waking up some very young voters, they are launching a web show, called, next generation. and if you are young, hot and bothered, they want to get you jazzed, angry and involved, welcome you to both. alan west, unleash now. from congressional jobs and duties, what do you want to do here? >> neil, i think post -- most important thing, being father of two teenage daughters, take my insights on the issues and perspective, and take those issues to next generation, and let know how important it is to stand up for their future, not just young people but grandparents and parents. so we can make sure we're not first generation, that leaves less for our subsequent generations. neil: young people, voted, 7 out of 10 for barack obama, you have an uphill fight ahead. >> we do, but i think that the web site, and the new show will change things, if you watch news, so many politics who talk about current evens and way it affects older americans, social security, medicare, but no one is talking -
of the united states, barack obama, and michelle obama. the vice president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. they are at the reviewing stand. a beautiful couple. [indiscernible] the president of the united states and first lady, followed by the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. united states secret service -- [indiscernible] chairman senator charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, representative john boehner, house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [indiscernible] concluding the presidential press corps, the united states park police. [indiscernible] ladies and gentlemen, the parade continues to 17th street. [indiscernible] this is your chance to show your appreciation to the president of the united states, barack obama, and the first lady, michelle obama, as well as the vice president of the united states, and joe biden, and dr. jill biden, on their way to 17th street. ladies and gentlemen, making their way to the reviewing stand, the vice preside of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. every town seems to have its main str
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. >> in the midst of all this spectacle, michelle obama says she's keeping her kids grounded. we're going to peel back the curtain on the kids' daily routine and see how their lives have changed in the white house. and an interview with former secretary of state colin powell, as he would like to see an african american president who's a republican in his lifetime. first an inaugural flashback. >>> we must be ready to dare all for our country. >> i think the reason so many inaugural speeches are not memorable is they're like graduation speeches. the president reaches for these large themes. we remember lincoln's. we remember fdr's. do we remember reagan's? >> let us begin an era of national renewal. >> we remember jfk's. >> ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> sometimes they fall flat. it does depend upon the circumstance -- if there's a war, if there's a depression, those are the moelts that create great speeches in a certain sense, but it also depends upon the person being able to inject himself into that moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we b
pointed over the weekend. michelle obama's new bang. the president says he loves them calling it the most significant event of the weekend and says she looks good. she always looks good. today, we are expecting a much bigger crowd than what we saw yesterday, more than half a million people will be watching from the mall this morning with millions more on television. more bill after the break. stay with us. we have a big big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands
with lincoln. i should say, as we're talking right now, the first lady michelle obama, is making her way to the entrance of the west front of the capital, also looking at sunny sotomayor who is about to take her seat among the supreme court justices -- son is sotomayor who is about to takers among the supreme court justices. i c clarence thomas as well. we're having this conversation about 35 minutes before the inauguration ceremonies began. michelle obama herself is a descendant of slaves from the carolinas. >> that is right. sojourner truth was a black woman activist in the 1840's, 1850's and going forward. he raised issues not only about racism and slavery, but also about the rights of women. in particular, how african- american women were treated by the feminist movement in that time. she was a very important character. lincoln's white house was significant because it was the first time of any president of 15 presidents who came before lincoln would not meet with african-american leaders. this simply did not care what african-americans fought with the they were freed african- america
california, believe it or not. michelle malkin joins us as she does every thursday. >> brian: senator marco rubio might be teaming up with a guy he might be teaming up with, paul ryan, about immigration reform. he'll talk about that and so much more, including some gun reform executive orders the president put forward. and jack hannah will be here with wild animals. we'll try to tame him. >> gretchen: you buried the least. one of the last times jack was here, we almost all died. >> brian: right. but thankfully, i was able to handle the killer snake while jack hannah ran for the hills. >> steve: those were the days. >> gretchen: i hope he have that video. let's get that racked up. now a fox news alert. >> steve: break news out of algeria. news that 20 hostages being held bay terror group have escaped, including a number of americans. how many americans and what do we know? heather has the latest from the news room. >> good morning. we are learning a lot of new information right now. it's breaking. so i'm going to keep looking at my computer. the associated press is now reporting that perhaps
michelle obama. yae. i hope to. >> coming up we'll tell you about a man who wrote his own ticket to the inauguration. and one san francisco piano player and this will be his first inauguration. in the newsroom abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> ebay and craig's list stepping up. presidential inauguration, you're looking at video from a rehearsal. the senator says the companies agreed to remove listings for tickets costing up to $2,000 each. it's not illegal to sell them, but the tickets people get from congress are supposed to be free. >> loud rehearsal there. >> the president will again use lincoln bible. the bible first used by president abraham lincoln in 1861 also use bid mr. obama in 2008. he will use a bible belonging to martin luther king junior at the inauguration. the bibles will be placed one on top of another. abc 7 coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of abc's good morning america. we'll stream live from washington, d.c. on abc 7 news.com starting at 6:30 a.m. monday morning. >> thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm care
as classified. >> first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday with a night on the town with her presidential hubby. the obama was and dined at cafe milano last night, an upscale italian restaurant in the washington neighborhood of georgia town. you may have noticed the first lady's new haircut--she's wearing banksgs! >> am i the way, president obama has a new official photo. on the left is his new pitcher just released this morning. the president is standing in all office with a big smile on his face. for the pitcher is a big contrast from the more serious look at the head in 2009 when he took his offical total. >> we will be right back.
be a we. >> along the parade route the president and first lady michelle obama as she walked and waived enthusiastic reporters of american's first black president stepping into his second term. >> we a black man being reinaugurated. that's a very stirring sight. this nation made great progress in these issues. i thought it echoed something that could have been written 30 years ago. owe b ♪ obama is on fire >> alicia keys and jennifer hudson sirn nayeding the president as they danced to the song "let's stay together. >> you can't go wrong with those kinds of celebrations. the president is soaking it all in every moment of a day that was truly his own. he remarked that he wanted to take one more look at the crowd who gathered knowing he didn't want to repeat this again. it will completely fade because he has to go back to work for congress and republicans are waiting to exercise in governing. >> much of the country waking up to freezing temperatures. >> maria molina on places we could be getting snow today. snow is fun. >> it will be that cold you might as well get snow. across new york
't come back. ines ferre, cbs news, new york. >>> there's something different about first lady michelle obama. mrs. obama added bangs to her hairstyle. she's seen at the white house with one of the co-chairs of president obama's inauguration. thursday was also mrs. obama's 49 ttth birthday. looking good. get it, first lady. we'll have live coverage right here on cbs. i'm terrell brown in new york. this is the "cbs morning news." new york. this is the "cbs morning news." y our new southwestern mac and cheese with grilled chicken served with soup or salad. chili's lunch combos. starting at 6 bucks. more life happens here. [ female announcer ] what does the anti-aging power of olay total effects plus the perfecting color of a bb cream equal? introducing the newest beauty trend. total effects cc cream c for color. c for correction. [ female announcer ] fight 7 signs of aging flawlessly. cc what's possible. ( birds chirping ) everything's better with a great cup of coffee. exceptionally smooth and perfectly balanced for a harmonious blend of flavor, body and aroma. green
to have you with us. it's january 16. >> it is. and i'm michelle griego. two people are confirmed dead this morning after a helicopter crashed into a crane in england. this happened during rush hour in the heart of central london. >> it did. cbs news's rita nissan joins us live from london to explain how this happened and it happened i guess right near the british spy agency. good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: that's right. this really took place in the heart of central london right at the height of the morning rush hour. skies are clear now but this morning there was heavy fog and that's why authorities say the pilot of the helicopter was trying to divert to a nearby airport and two people did die. the pilot of that helicopter, also one person on the ground. people on the ground say they saw the happen the flying very fast up the river and then it spun out of control when it hit that crane. and that crane is some 50 stories up in the air. it is part of a residential building that is being built here in central london. >> you know, rit
than 200 deaths in babies under age one. dr. michelle moss helped take care of jude. she says right now more babies are in the intensive care unit for r.s.v. than for the flu. >> little tiny babies, newborns, we'll see them actually stop breathing. and oftentimes that can be the first symptom of r.s.v. >> reporter: jude was placed on a ventilator to help him breathe, but he quickly deteriorated and his parents were called to the bedside at 3:00 in the morning. >> for them to call us up there in the middle of the night, i just-- i knew it was-- i felt like it was over, that he was not going to make it. >> reporter: most children get r.s.v. by age two and have relatively mild symptoms resembling a cold. but for a small percentage of babies like jude, the tiny airways of the lung can get so inflamed, the virus becomes life threatening. >> he came very close to having to go on life support, but he turned it around and got better. >> reporter: researchers are trying to develop a vaccine for r.s.v. one problem is the immune systems of the hardest hit group, newborns, are so immature, it's har
to the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> president obama and first lady michelle obama found room for a little down time last night ahead of monday's inauguration ceremonies. they celebrated mrs. obama's birthday with dinner at cafe milano. surprised patrons had to go through a security checkpoint. >>> we are just three days out from all of the pomp and circumstance. >> today, more than 6,000 national guard personnel will be deployed inside the district to help with traffic, crowd control, crowd management and communications. another 2,000 will be put on alert just outside the city. meantime, the media will get a behind the scenes tour of the preparations under way at the convention center for the commander in chief's ball and the inaugural ball. metro riders can buy a special all-day pa for inauguration day. nine stations will sell the passes featuring an image of president barack obama. metro projects some 600,000 to #00,000 riders on monday. >>> e-bay and craigslist have promised to crack down on the sale of scalped inaugural tickets online. the tickets were free but
house put out this photograph of michelle obama today, her 49th birthday, her new haircut caught our eye. the word is out-- bangs are in. it was a national catch phrase-- got a problem? write dear abbey. millions did and we'll remember next. am or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually tired, have los
'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from joint task force national capitol region, and our task force has responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. um, once the luncheon is complete the president, the first lady, the vice president is and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol where they will be greeted by major general michael linnington, the commander of the task force, and he will escort them down the steps to take what is called the pass and review. and pass and review, essentially, is the presidential escort unit which is comprised of approximately 380 service members followed by each of the service honor guards in, um, the u.s. army band as well as the marine corps band. and they will go past the president's location on the steps on the east front of the capitol. and once they complete the pass and review, then the presidential escort, they fall into the, um, the motorcade, and then they start the parade route. now, along the parade route we have approximate
update. >>> good morning it's 7:28 i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm frank mallicoat with a check of your headlines from cbs 5. >>> the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> y they are but it wasn't easy. tough start but a nice finish for the 9ers. they get their first super bowl berth in 18 years after a come from behind victory yesterday over the atlanta falcons. >>> caltrains annual freedom train honoring dr. martin luther king junior leaves san jose two hours from now. the trip commemorates the march from selma to montgomery in 1965. tickets are $10 per person. >>> and a local surfer is this year's winner at mavericks, peter mel beat out two dozen of the world's best. about 30,000 people on hand to watch. >> you completing yesterday. >> no, but i was watching. it's a lot safer from the shore. >>> great weather not only this weekend, but today it's looking good. you begin to see the clouds encroaching closer to the coastline and will push on shore in the middle of the week. clear over the bay. temperatures on the cold side, 20s and 30s inland. by the afternoon we'll be enjoying hazy su
go, michelle obama, an icon, a model when it comes to exercise for a lot of women. how has her work served your cause? >> you know, i think her work has served our cause because she's just shedding light on the issue especially childhood obesity and a lot of our moms think i have to be a good example for my kids and we're doing something that the whole family is doing and we're taking on a healthier lifestyle. >> your website says you brew your own beer, hicks light. >> from one new home brew tore another, how does that job with fitness, ashley? >> you know what? i preach a lifestyle of moderation. i'm not rung a full marathon. occasionally, i can indulge. >> all right. ashley hick, black girls run. fantastic. thank you so much for all that you're doing, as well. >> thank you. >>> former congressman, patrick kennedy waging a war on the legalization of marijuana. kind of ironic, don't you think? why he's taking up the issue. we'll talk about that next. >>> also the organization that got president obama reelected has started a new mission. i'll talk to the man heading that mission and
michelle are set to appear at a another inaugural ball. this one for white house staffers. a sources telling the associated press lady gaga will take the stage and perform. earlier today the president and the president attended a prayer service at washington's national cathedral. that's a post inauguration tradition that dates all the way back to george washington. there is work to do as well as the president kicks off second term. it's clear there is a lot on the plate. remember, during yesterday's inaugural address the president called for action on everything from deficit reduction to immigration reform and combating climate change. ed henry live at the white house. so what's the administration saying now about all of this? >> well, shep, as you noted. climate change was something that the president was particularly aggressive about and saying he will do something in his second term in office. the problem is he tried earlier in the first term and he got a bill through the house, but it died in the senate. and so there is some question about whether he can really move forward on th
a good party. >> i like a good party. in fact, he went out last night with michelle obama, his wife for her 49th birthday, had a good party at cafe milano. jon stewart has some things to say about lance armstrong and all of the faith that some of us put into lance armstrong, even wearing that dumb bracelet. >> number 3: >> i believed nu-lance armstrong armstrong. i space -- i shelled out a dollar for a rubber let. i did it for you. when i think of the fact that i spent a... >> well, i think we all 0 cancer an apology. or is that not the lesson. >> lance armstrong giving cancer a bad name. don't you think? >> wow. >> at the grammies tina fey and amy poehler with a lot of current comp temporary jokes including about catherine bigalow, the director of zero dark 30. >> a great year for film women in film catherine bigelow nominated tonight. i haven't really been following the controversus see over zero dark 30 but when it comes to torture, i trust a lady who spends three years married to james cameron. >> that's a great line. a big surprise guest at the g
's all about the birthday girl. >> that's right. first lady michelle obama turned 49 yesterday and used her new twitter account to tweet this photo showing off her new do. she is sporting some bangs. >> tell me you do observe a difference there, right? >> i do. >> just wanted to make sure. the first lady making no mention of her hot hairstyle, but her followers seem to love it. there are women that can pull off bangs and she certainly can. she looks fabulous. you're getting the layers, and that's more important. >> it looks nice. >> you know what layers are, right? >> yes, i know what layers are. >> i'm only kidding you. >>> and another happy belated birthday to betty white. so many classic scenes she's been in, like this one from "snl." >> florence, there's a tangy taste in this muffin. is that a cherry? >> no, my muffin hasn't had a cherry since 1939. >> oh, boy. white turned 91 years young, dare we say, yesterday. she's a long advocate of animals. >> she also asked fans to make donations to an animal charity. happy belated birthday, betty. >> since 1939. >> always puts a smile on my
place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from the national capital region, and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. um, once the luncheon is complete, the president, the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol where they will be greeted by major general michael linnington, the commander of the task force, and he will escort them down the steps to take what is called the pass and review. and the pass and review, essentially, is the presidential escort unit which is comprised of approximately 380 service members followed by each of the service honor guards and, um, the u.s. army band as well as the marine corps band. and they will go past the president's location on the steps on the east front of the capitol. and once they complete the pass and review, then the presidential escort, they fall into the, um, the motorcade, and then they start the parade route.
at noon. right after that, join us for "the point after." >>> today is first lady michelle obama's birthday and she celebrated by launching a twitter company -- twitter account. it will be run by her house. she's had one tweet and has about 3500 followers. that number is changing by the minute. happy birthday. she turns 49 today. >> she wears it well. >> she does. >>> sal, you gotta help those folks with the roads. >> it's still messy. looking at 880, we're gonna start there. it's slow starting to get -- trying to get into downtown oakland and when you get to the bridge, it's really not recovered that much. usually by now, the delay is gone. the peninsula and the hayward nimitz freeway traffic is still busy as well, heading southbound on 880 as you drive through. it's more than 30 minutes getting from 238. let's go to evto. >>> all right, sal. not too bad. 50 degrees in mission, van ness. for some it's mild. for others it's cold and damp. it will be sunny, except for fog. 50s to a few low 60s looks this way into the weekend, you two. >> so the mavericks are coming up? >> yes. fri
daughter. the cousin of michelle le says false reports hurt searches for real victims. >> it just takes time a -- time and april tension from the people who need it. resources away, chases media time away. >>> police did not give a motive and have not reese lee -- released the mother's name. but they say she has a criminal record. >>> there is a warning about the scam involving gift cards that you can drive and grocery stores. police say thieves have been switching cards with cards they bought. once the perp buys something and puts money on it, that cash goes to the thieves. >>> president obama's launch claim is organizing a group called organizing for action. organizationers say the group is -- organizers say the group is looking to take energy and turn it into support. first, the group will encourage supporters to pushing on the -- congress on the president's proposals for tougher gun control. scalpers will be blocked from using craigslist and ebay. those websites have agreed to remove listings at the request of new york senator charles schumer. she's the head of the -- he's the head
don't know exactly what john boehner said to the president, but michelle obama appears to be rolling her eyes at that. >> brian: he's shaking it off like i cannot believe he's doing it again. >> gretchen: looks like bainer and obama are laughing about t. hey, you're going to listen to me about the debt ceiling discussion this time? let us know what you think they were actually talking about that would make them laugh and michelle obama give the eye roll. let us know. you can twitter us or e-mail us. >> brian: we'll find out what happened because as you mentioned, the president seemed to be okay with it. >> steve: maybe he didn't see it. they were just talking about something -- we don't know. >> brian: we'll get the speaker on. >> steve: that would be nice. let's make some phone calls. in the meantime, 25 minutes before the top of the hour on this tuesday. it may be the worst arctic storm the midwest has seen in years, they're saying. it triggered a pileup in cincinnati, ohio, involving 86 cars. for more on this bitter cold weather, check in with maria molina. we got the jet stream.
: and where was first lady michelle obama last night? kicking off at the star-studded kids inaugural concert and peter doocy with the details. >> reporter: i hope i'm not coming up empty handed since i don't have a picture of the scone i just ate for breakfast. yesterday's dinner, something wrong. >> i can forward to you yesterday's dinner, brian, but last night was the big kids inaugural ball at the washington e-- rather, walter e convention center just up the street, just up massachusetts avenue. as for the big stars, katie perry was the headliner, usher performed the opening act, the far east movement was there as well. katie perry you see on the screen in a patriotic red, white and blue outfit and some other performers included the soul children of chicago, a cover of come together by the beatles and a special appearance by washington, jefferson, lincoln, roosevelt normally only seen at nationals ballpark in the spring and ran through the convention center, it's still 24 days before the pitchers and catchers report for spring training and 2009 the crowd at the event was small. 14,000 pe
, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commander of the task force and he will escort them down the steps to take the review. and the review is presidential escort unit which is comprised of approximately 380 service members. followed by each of the service honor guards and the u.s. army band as well as the marine corps band. and they will go past the president's location on the steps on the east front of the capitol. and once they complete the pass and review. then the presidential escort, they fall into the motorcade and they start the parade route. along the parade route, we have approximately 2,300 military personnel participating in the parade. approximately 10,000 total personnel in the p
you for watching. >> first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday with a night on the town with her presidential hubby. the obama is a died at cafe milano last night, an upscale italian restaurant in the washington neighborhood of georgetown. if you may have noticed that the first lady has a new haircut, she is wearing bangs! >> thank you for watching.
is the president's legacy as far as how we interact with congress? guest: mitch mcconnell/joe biden -- michelle obama was rolling her eyes at the inaugural luncheon yesterday, supposedly. john boehner talked behind her and i don't think there is a love lost between john boehner and barack obama. it was going so badly recently in december that john boehner stepped aside and the vice president and minority leader of the senate had to take over. at this point, you have the president and john boehner not committing to talk to each other about the next spending fight. that is not a good sign. host: what will they second obama term mean for the supreme court? guest: there are many big issues. i suppose there is the possibility of another supreme court appointment. that is always a moment re- litigate a lot of big social issues before the country. i think we will be looking at potentially historic rulings on affirmative action, on gay marriage, all kinds of economic issues. if he goes ahead on climate change, i don't know if it will get to the supreme court, but that will be litigious in the extreme.
obama, speaker boehner? guest: mitch mcconnell, joe biden. michelle obama is rolling her eyes or making a fence at the inaugural luncheon yesterday when obama and boehner talked behind her. lost betweenlove the two. now at this point you have but the president and boehner committing not to talk to each other about the next big spending fight. not a good sign. host: what will second obama term mean for the court? guest: a lot of big issues, and i suppose there is the possibility of another supreme court appointment, which is always a moment to read-tod litigate social issues. we will look at potentially historic rulings on affirmative action, economic issues, gay marriage, and if he goes ahead on climate change, i do not know if it will get the court, but that will be with just in extreme. i think this -- despite the fact that the president and chief justice managed twice to get through the oath of office without any mistakes of the last couple of days, you are still going to see a huge gulf between the conservative majority of the supreme court and this white house, particularly under t
michelle obama, vice president biden and his wife, jill biden, will attend the national prayer service at washington national cathedral at 9:45 a.m. eastern. at 1:30 p.m. eastern the house ways and means committee holds a hearing on debt and deficit reduction. examining the history of the debt limit, how past congresses have dealt with the him and whether the constitution provides options to the executive branch when the debt limit is reached. the house is expected to vote wednesday on increasing the nation's current debt limit of nearly $16.5 trillion. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. [applause] >> next, a discussion about gun violence and gun control measures. chicago mayor rahm emanuel was joined by ohio representative stephen latourette at an event hosted by the university of chicago's institute of politics. former nbc nightly news anchor tom brokaw moderated the discussion. it's about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you all very much for being here. i've been in this business for a long time,
lady michelle obama's 49th birthday. i'm sure she loves we're all talking about that. it's not clear what her and the president's plans are, but our brianna keilar had this exchange with white house press secretary, jay carney. >> and finally, it's the first lady's birthday today, i believe. >> it is. >> can you tell us anything about how the president and the first family are celebrating her birthday? >> i don't want to ruin the surprise. >> anything that may have already happened? >> no, you know -- >> he's not waiting until the very end of the day to acknowledge -- >> you know, that's a personal thing. i don't have anything for that on you -- on that for you. >> we do know that mrs. obama launched a new twitter account today, @flotu. and wolf's favorite breaking news of the day, and she tweeted out a photo, revealing a new look, get this, bangs, everybody! so the first lady celebrating her birthday with a new hairdo, and of course, happy birthday. >> very happy birthday to the flotus, the first lady of the united states, as opposed to the potus, the president of the united states.
are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. [laughter] but it doesn't prevent them from going onto the floor of the house and blasting me for being a big-spending socialist. [laughter] and the reason that, in many cases, congress votes the way they do, or talks the way they talk, or takes positions in negotiations that they take doesn't have to do with me. it has to do with the imperatives that they feel in terms of their own politics -- right? they're worried about their district. they're worried about what's going on back home. i think there are a lot of republicans at this point that feel that given how much energy has been devoted in some of the media that's preferred by republican constituencies to demonize me, that it doesn't look real good socializing with me. charlie crist down in florida i think testifies to that. and i think a lot of folks say, well, if we look like we're being too cooperative or too chummy with the president that might cause us problems. that might be an excuse for us to
president obama and michelle obama will watch the parade. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] preparation continue for the 57th presidential inauguration and sunday just before noon and will be the official swearing-in at the white house monday the public inaugural ceremony under way at the swearing in of the capitol and also the inaugural luncheon at the capitol and the afternoon parade will take your comments throughout the weekend on facebook and twitter and live coverage starts at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and cspan.org. back now to the conference on disasters and the environment for a panel examining issues impacting the gulf coast including potential vulnerabilities to hurricanes and other disasters to the wetlands and degradation of ecological barriers. this is posted by the national council for science and the environment. it's about an hour. >> our next plenary brings home many of these issues of cascading disasters and multiple events impacting each other on a more regional scale. this we look at the gulf coast. we are all familiar wit
the official photographs. >> thank you, chuck. mr. president and michelle, mr. vice president and jill, president and mrs. clinton, president and mrs. carter, mr. chief justice. one former president not sure today, honey and i were sitting next to him, george h w bush and barbara if you years ago. i said to barbara, what should i speak about? and she said, about five minutes, george. there will probably come a time when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened. if those great-grandchildren do not believe it, we have pictures. these pictures are for you and we wish you the best as you work for that common good. [applause] >> i would now like to introduce the distinguished majority leader of the house of representatives, eric cantor, to present the lennox inaugural gift. >> good afternoon. on behalf of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, it is my honor to present the president and mrs. obama, the vice president and dr. biden with this beautiful crystal vases. the images of the united states capitol and white house a
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